CNN Student News with subtitles - August 22 2016 - Turmoil in Turkey - Historic flooding in Louisiana - ...

source: CNN Student News    2016年8月22日
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Expressions to express ‘Being Lucky’

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年8月19日

* We use phrases 1 and 2 when something has prevented a disaster. We follow the phrases with a clause that describes the fortunate action or circumstance. They are both fairly informal.
1. It's a good thing (that)…
Example: You visit your friends who met with an accident but by God’s grace didn’t get hurt. You’d say “It’s a good thing that they were not hurt. We must thank God for it.”
2. It's just as well...
Example: It's beginning to rain - it's just as well that we brought our umbrellas.

* We use phrases 3 and 4 when we are retelling a story and they are followed by some aspect of the situation that prevented a disaster from happening.
3. Fortunately/ Luckily,
4. As luck would have it...
Example: We ran out of petrol on the way home, but as luck would have it, we were very near a garage.

* Phrase 5 is often used to react to a lucky story that somebody has told you. You can also use it to comment on your own good fortune at the time it occurs.
* We use phrases 5, 6 and 7 in a similar way to phrases 1, 2 and 3. For example 'It's lucky you weren't wearing your best clothes when you fell over'
5. That was a stroke of luck.
Example : Unless I have a stroke of luck, I'm not going to finish this report by tomorrow.
6. It's lucky...
Example: I wasn’t wearing my best clothes when I fell over.
7. It's very/most fortunate (that)...
Example: It’s most fortunate that Phil was driving up to Manchester that evening and gave me a lift.

* We use phrase 8 when we have experienced a near disaster that was only just avoided.
8. That was a close thing / near miss.
Example : A situation in which an accident or unpleasant situation almost happened and was only just avoided I managed to brake just in time but it was a near miss.

* Phrases 9 and 10 are used to say that you think another person has been lucky. 'You jammy bastard' is very informal and only used with people who you know very well.
9. It must be your lucky day! (formal)
A particular day or moment in one's life when one experiences extremely good luck, fortune, or favour.
Example : Sir, today is your lucky day: you've been selected for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Bahamas!
10.You lucky thing! / You jammy bastard (very informal)
Example: "The jammy bastard!"

News Words: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)

source: VOA Learning English     2016年8月18日
This news word is not a word. Learn what it means in this week's News Words.
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English in a Minute: Miss the Boat

source: VOA Learning English    2016年8月13日
As an idiom, the phrase "miss the boat" is NOT about sea travel. Find out what it means if you "miss the boat" in this episode of EIM!
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Vocabulary - 7 adjectives for describing people in English

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SAT Vocabulary List #19

source: Catlin Tucker     2013年10月29日
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When NOT to use 'to' in English - Grammar

source: EnglishLessons4U 2013年7月19日 "I'm going to home" or I'm going to home"? "I'm going to school" or "I'm going to school?" Why do we use 'to' with some words and not with others? In this English grammar class, I'll teach you many words that don't go with 'to'. This is a mistake that sounds bad to native speakers, so try to learn these words and stop making this mistake! Go here to take a quiz on this lesson:

How to MASTER your vocabulary

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2012年4月14日 I am going to show you how to master your vocabulary using four simple steps. This is an important class for anyone learning a language. Learn how to never forget words again. And remember to take the quiz at !

English Phrasal Verbs - Get Away With

source: Twominute English     2014年4月15日
The phrase "get away with" can mean a number of things. It may mean to not get caught, criticized or punished for doing something wrong, or it can mean to achieve something, despite not doing it correctly or properly. It can also mean to do something that didn't have a bad result, although it could have. But don't worry, knowing its meanings and seeing how to use it in appropriate situations, you'll do well. You'll be able to "get away with" using the phrase even if you've never used it before!
Some additional words used in the conversations are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice them at the end to build your fluency.

0:12 Hello viewer!
0:13 “Get away with” is a verb that may have multiple meanings.
0:17 Most commonly we use it when we escape without being punished or caught while doing some mischief.
0:23 Didn’t we all do something in our childhood that we got away with?
0:28 There are many other contexts too.
0:30 This lesson will show you how to use “get away with.”
0:34 Practice the dialog by pausing the video anywhere you want and repeating the lines.
0:40 Also have a look at the vocabulary section at the end.
0:45 Let’s get started then.
0:53 So, you good at using verbs like to “get away with?”
0:56 I think so. Using that type of verb is easy. You just need to know how and when to use it.
1:03 Okay, for example?
1:04 The phrase “get away with” means to not get caught or punished for doing something wrong.
1:10 For example - the student said that she had studied for the test but she didn't.
1:16 She got a good grade anyway, so she got away with it.
1:21 So in this sentence it means that she should have studied but it turned out all right anyway?
1:26 Yes, that’s right
1:28 Okay. So, if I say “the students would love to get away with skipping school.”
1:35 It means to skip school and not get caught, right?
1:38 You've used it correctly, but don’t ever encourage children to skip school!
1:43 I would never! Okay, now I will give you another example.
1:48 Do you think he could get away with using cheap gas in his car?
1:52 That’s a good example. My guess is that he couldn’t!
1:57 Yeah! Okay, now let’s watch some conversations with more examples.
2:08 Hey, did you hear about Jack?
2:10 What is it?
2:12 He stole thousands of dollars from our company and then he just left town.
2:17 Whoa! Really? And they didn’t catch him?
2:21 No, he got away with it completely so far. I think he's even left the country.
2:26 Oh man. Not many people have gotten away with stealing that much money.
2:31 The police will find him.
2:34 Well... at least for now he's got away with it...
2:37 but it's been almost a month and no one has found him yet.
2:40 That’s really sad for the owner. He lost a lot of money.
2:46 Yes, that’s true.
2:54 Hey. Did you find Sean yesterday?
2:56 Yeah. He was rushing towards his house and I found him then.
3:00 You found him?
3:01 Yes. He thought he could get away with not doing any work.
3:05 He has done that before, you know.
3:07 What?
3:08 You know, like getting away with not completing his work.
3:11 This is the first time he was caught and now there’ll be consequences.
3:15 I don’t let anyone get away with not getting their work done.
3:18 You’re the boss, you know it!
3:20 I do know it!
3:30 Cheap has two meanings in English.
3:33 One meaning is something that costs less money than something else. Hamburgers are cheaper than steak.
3:40 The other meaning is low quality.
3:43 You may not want a cheap coat because it’ll fall apart before the winter is over.
3:53 Consequences means results, good or bad.
3:56 There are consequences to everything you do.
3:59 You should always think of the consequences before doing or saying anything.
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